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Gazpromneft to enter Eni's Elephant project in Libya

Gazpromneft to enter Eni's Elephant project in Libya

Report summary

On 12 April 2010, Russia's Gazprom agreed terms to take half of Eni's 33% stake in the Elephant oil field in Libya. This prominent, 700 million barrel field was discovered in 1997, started up in 2004, and reached plateau production of 150,000 b/d in 2006. Gazprom's share in the field is valued at US$150 million, although it remains unclear whether the deal involves any financial consideration.The deal is part of an evolving strategic alliance which began in November 2006. This ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • European gas co-operation
    • Eni's first major step into the Russian upstream sector
    • The real prize for Gazprom in Libya
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Upstream assets
    • Elephant oil field
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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